Summary of Content: Includes international news from various overseas newspapers. Announces the death of England’s Princess Teresa Benedictina Maria Barbara of smallpox, and her sister’s contraction of the same disease. Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 2 through 4. Section reserved for announcing the indentured servitude of residents and the return of runaway slaves.
Background: Continues ”The Universal instructor in all arts and sciences, and Pennsylvania gazette.” Issues have a subtitle, ”Containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick.” Suspended publication at Philadelphia with the issue of Sept. 10, 1777, upon the arrival of the British troops. Published at York, Pa., Dec. 20, 1777-June 20, 1778. Continued by ”The Pennsylvania gazette, and weekly advertiser,” published in Philadelphia, starting with the issue of Jan. 5, 1779. Published by Benjamin Franklin and Hugh Meredith, 2 October 1729. Benjamin Franklin 11 May 1732. Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 12 January 1748. No name given 21 November 1765. David Hall, 6 February 1766. David Hall and William Sellers, 8 May 1766. William and David Hall and William Sellers, 30 December 1772.